Category Archives: St. John’s Prep

Marker’s Letter to Klassen and Flynn

In 1997, the Archdiocese and Abbey learned of allegations of sexual abuse against Fr. Michael Bik. The public and potential victims should have been notified. They were not and Fr. Michael Bik continued his work at St. John’s Prep School.

Letter re Michael Bik

On 7/29 the St. Cloud Times reported the names of 3 priests accused of sexual abuse. Among them was a man named Fr. Michael Bik, who I knew during my four years attending St. John’s Preparatory between 1998 and 2002. … Continue reading

3 named in abuse allegations

COLLEGEVILLE – New allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced Friday against three members of the St. John’s monastic community. The Revs. Michael Bik, Bruce Wollmering and the late Rev. Robert Blumeyer were named in a statement by the abbey based on … Continue reading

St. John’s priest accused of sex offense

A St. John’s priest and former religious instructor was accused Tuesday of the “ultimate misuse of power and authority” by sexually abusing two high school students. More soon… St. John’s priest accused of sex offense St. Cloud Times August 7, … Continue reading

Cloistered Passions (Observations from 1980)

“The monastic community [in Collegeville] no doubt includes some heterosexual men, along with a great many who must be more or less uneasy about their powerful attraction to other monks or to the boys who surround them at the prep … Continue reading